The Massive FUTUREPROOF Book Give Away

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It has recently come to my attention that I have 35 so-called “author copies” of my novel, futureproof, just sitting in a box at my agent’s office. So I thought to myself, “Why don’t you sign all those copies and send them out to readers?” Fairly obvious thing to do, I guess.

But here’s the catch: I don’t want to send these books to just anyone. I want to send them to the people “pop” sociologist Malcolm Gladwell refers to as “mavens” and “connectors.”  My novel is doing well three months out of the gate, but there is still a very large, untapped audience out there who don’t even know it exists. Alas, this is the plight of nearly every author. It is one thing to find a willing publisher, quite another to find the audience for your book once it’s actually unleashed upon the world. There are so many different choices for today’s entertainment consumer, it’s no surprise that there would be a struggle for any writer or musician or filmmaker to find all the people who would be truly interested in what he/she has to say. And artists cannot rely upon them to find us. There is just too much obliterating the senses to expect the miracle of overnight success.

So that’s where YOU come in, you mavens and connectors out there. I am looking for SEVEN (7) people to whom I will send five (5) copies of futureproof apiece. One copy will be for you to keep, the other four will be for you to give to other mavens and connectors. (For more in-depth description of just what, exactly, a maven and a connector are/do, you can look at Gladwell’s The Tipping Point wikipedia page, the next best thing to actually reading his incredible book). The overall hope for this futureproof give away is that 35 influential readers will get their hands on these books and spread an epidemic of futureproof fever. Every book has an audience, and this is my push to really find the audience who has been (unknowingly) waiting for a copy of this book to fall into their hands.

So…think you fit the bill? Can you help me find the readers who would really connect with my novel? If so, if you want to be one of the LUCKY SEVEN who has five copies of futureproof mailed directly to your door, email me at NFRANKDANIELS AT GMAIL DOT COM, or just leave a comment under this post. I’d like to have all 35 books mailed out by early next week, so contact me asap.

Oh, and for a good idea of what people are saying about futureproof, take a look at my Myspace page, right column. And thanks in advance for throwing your weight behind me.

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16 responses to “The Massive FUTUREPROOF Book Give Away

  1. Kim

    Damn. I don’t know anyone, at least not here in Vegas.

    I wish you the best of luck in this endeavor. It deserves all the success that can and will come from it.

  2. Apey J

    I would be more than glad to spread your words…very proud, in fact to help start a revolution…you know I got you covered! hugs and misses…

  3. Arsonor

    Hope you are doing well. Haven’t heard from you in a while. Bought a copy of Futureproof at a local bookstore. Very cool.

  4. berry

    you know i will continue to do my part i have not stopped…loves

  5. jenn

    please, please, please….you know I lost my original =(

  6. sharon

    would be glad to help.

  7. Shannon

    This, I would be great at and I’d love to help!

  8. christie

    i still have my original but i am quite willing to stir up all us criminal descendants in Oz

  9. tonya

    Hey NFD, you know I run the site JUCB. It’s got nearly 300 members now (from all over the globe) and I would have no problem spreading the word about your book. I have trivia contests often with prizes. Your book would make the perfect prize. And you know I want a signed copy. 🙂

  10. Charlene Croft

    Hey Frank,

    I think I have what it takes to be one of your connectors… besides, I’ve really wanted to read it… for a long time…

    I promise to give the copies to the most influential people I know here in Halifax who I think will connect with the book… that in itself would be an international distribution 🙂

    What more do I have to do?
    Charlene…(deliciouswolf/statsgirl)

  11. Andrea

    Forgot to mention I am a marketing genious…. I would suggest promoting yourself as well as the book Frank. I can help.

  12. Jenn

    Ok, I have to redo my comment….besides the OBVIOUS fact that I had my first “original” stolen….Um, do I need to bring it to your attention that I am in PROMOTIONS???? So….DUH, I AM one of the chosen 7

    =)

  13. Frank!

    Send me some copies brother! I know a bunch of folks here in Buffalo that would totally dig on Futureproof. Hell, I’ve been passing my Lulu copy around to friends already.

  14. david frisbie

    Hello Frank,
    I met you on your chat room you had a couple of years ago. I was directed there from from bigjimindustries. I read your book and simply loved it. I then gave it to my sister who also read it.
    I have been clean now for 2.5 years and really try to let my old friends know how my life has changed .This change began from reading your book….and one other called a million little pieces. I read your blog frequently and know of your struggles.Because of this I want to put you out there for others to see…so they too shall know just what a interesting person you are and a very good author with an incredible story to tell.
    I would love to help you in any way I can to promote your talent and tell your story.
    So I am hoping that you will consider sending me the copies of your book so I can show others what I have learned from reading Futureproof.
    sincerly yours,
    David Frisbie
    aka- friz

  15. Becca

    I would love to spread the word- I, too, have already been promoting it through my lulu copy. Having actual copies to distribute would be amazing- I know people throughout Minnesota, some in California, North Dakota, Iowa (yes, it is true. haha), New York, and many individuals across the seas, in England, Sweden, and France- Nice and diverse, I suspect?

  16. bb

    I gave away my copy and would love to have a signed one. Trust me I’ve already been a little maven for you. When something as potent as Futureproof crosses your brain its really hard to not spread the word.

    ~bb.

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